PD

Episode 57: Rethinking PD for Teachers


As we continue our 1:1 Summer of Fun one of questions always come back to Professional Development for educators and how do we do it right. According to research done by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called “Teachers Know Best: Teachers views on Professional Development” (http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/resource/teachers-know-best-teachers-views-on-professional-development/). Schools are not doing a very good job and most educators feel like PD is a hoop that needs to be jumped through. As educators why are not better at offering PD for our teachers.

In this episode I chat with Tyler Rablin who’s school district is rethinking PD in the face of the Internet and trying to find a way to give teachers more choice and voice in their PD options.

1:1 Summer of Fun links:

Freebie: 30 Days of Free PD email series
http://www.sospodcast.org/30days

Discount: $25 for the course Digital Citizenship in the Classroom
http://www.sospodcast.org/1to1/

Tyler’s Links:

“Teachers Know Best: Teachers views on Professional Development” (http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/resource/teachers-know-best-teachers-views-on-professional-development/)

@Mr_Rablin (https://twitter.com/mr_rablin)

Website: https://teacher-totter.blogspot.com/